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Daily quote from 'The Survey': happiness

Posted by vajratara on Fri, 21 April, 2017 - 15:13
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To celebrate 60 years since the publication of ‘A Survey of Buddhism’, here is your daily quote:

Happiness can be attained wither when existence accords with our desires, or when our desires are in harmony with existence.  True the second alternative is difficult; but the first is impossible.  If we cannot gain happiness by refashioning the world we shall have to find it by reforming ourselves. Ch1.18

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Charlotte Lawes's picture

I love this one - it has a particularly “Bhante-ish” tone to it :)